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Boarding Handbook 2019


S T A N D R E W ’ S C O L L E G E 


Boarding Handbook CONTENTS Introduction

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Discipline 7 Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol

PASTORAL CARE AND STUDENT WELL-BEING

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Daily Routines

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Prep Routines

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Pastoral Care

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Safe in Boarding

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Care of Boarding Students Following Hospitalisation

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Term Dates 2019

Medical Incidents

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Student Absence

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Health and Well-being

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Contact Information

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Boarders’ Reference Group

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Handbooks 13

Chapel

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The Green Library and Innovation Centre

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Police Vetting

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Co-curricular Life

Mealtimes 11 12

Emergencies 12

Visitors 13 Security

COLLEGE OPERATIONS

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College Facilities Access

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Leave 13

Banking and Pocket Money

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Mail 13

Catering 6

Sewing Service / Laundry

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College Shop

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Student Information and Consents

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Transportation Policy

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Communications 6

Uniform and Clothing Requirements

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Information and Communications Technology

Leave Procedures

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Second-hand Uniform Shop

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Welcome to our Boarding Family

Introduction Tena koe, nau mai, haere mai. We welcome all new students and their families to the St Andrew’s College boarding community. Welcome back to those returning to boarding and I trust that you will do your part to make all of our new students and their families feel at ease as they settle into boarding life. As Head of Values and Culture, I am the Executive Team Leader who is responsible for overseeing boarding. We have an extremely committed and passionate team of boarding staff led by our Director of Boarding, Mr Matt Parr, and our three House Managers: Mr Struan George, Mrs Jo Morrow and Mr Ian White. We are always looking to offer the best possible care and boarding experience, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any suggestions or feedback. Parents are welcome to attend the Boarders’ Reference Group meetings, or to email or call boarding staff. Students can also have their say by joining the student forum, completing house surveys or by talking to any of our staff. In the meantime, it is important that both new and returning parents and students read through this handbook, and take particular note of our routines and expectations, which make up our wonderful boarding culture. I am very much looking forward to witnessing the usual House events this year, along with a number of new events and activities this year, and the opportunities which these will bring to our boarding students. I encourage the boarding house leaders to take an active role throughout the year, to promote and get others involved in these activities to ensure a successful and fun year. It is our family culture which makes boarding so special at St Andrew’s College. I do hope that as a new or returning student you take care of your environment, yourselves and others, and indeed embrace all that is great about boarding. Best wishes for a great year.

Hamish Bell

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Head of Values and Culture


Nga mihi mahana kia koutou katoa, Greetings to you all. It is with genuine excitement that I introduce myself to the St Andrew’s College community. I have been appointed to take over a remarkable tenure from Ms Dianne MacDonald as the new Director of Boarding for 2019. My wife Nancy, and children Grace and Tully, are all thrilled at this opportunity. Born and bred in Canterbury, I attended Christchurch Boys’ High School from 1994–1998. I loved my school days, particularly sport where I played First XV rugby and First XI cricket for a number of years. In my final year, I was Deputy Head Prefect which is where I began to learn about, and embrace, positions of leadership and responsibility. Following a gap year in the United Kingdom, four years in Dunedin, and a year teaching English in Japan, I started teaching with a role back at Christchurch Boys’ High School as a Health and Physical Education teacher. In 2006, my family moved into Adams House where my wife and I were Housemasters for six years. I was Dean of Year 9 for three years before taking on further responsibility at Adams House as the Deputy Manager. In this role I have gained invaluable experience in the management of a boarding house and the care of boarding students. For the past 10 years, I have also been in charge of cricket, and coached the First XI. I am passionate about boarding. The many opportunities, which it provides young people to excel are special. I want boarders in my care to feel safe and supported, so that they can strive for excellence and personal growth. I understand that we are looking after your most prized taonga and providing a safe, inclusive community is imperative. It is important that all boarders and the wider community have a strong sense of belonging and collective identity, so I value the link between home, school, and the boarding house, and encourage you to be a part of your child’s journey with us. My philosophy on student well-being and achievement revolves around making decisions based on what a great parent might do. I believe

that great parents set the culture and tone of their family. They foster a sense of belonging, protection and direction. In doing so, a great parent: • provides opportunities for growth and development; • makes the most of teaching moments and educates constantly; • will discipline when necessary; • builds self-confidence; • creates opportunities to fail, so they can achieve more. Making young people feel a sense of safety and security allows them to flourish. Relationships are the key to student achievement, but without feeling safe, trust and co-operation, which underpin relationships, they cannot develop and potential cannot be reached. I look forward to becoming part the St Andrew’s College community and meeting many of you in the future. If you would like to come and introduce yourself, please do not hesitate to do so. Nāku iti noa, nā

Matt Parr Director of Boarding

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CARE OF BOARDING STUDENTS FOLLOWING HOSPITALISATION Rationale

Pastoral Care and Student Well-being Networks PASTORAL CARE All our boarding house staff are involved in the pastoral care of our students. Students with concerns about any aspect of boarding life can approach any of the following people: In-house contacts: House Managers, Assistant House Managers, Tutors, the College Registered Nurse and the Director of Boarding. College contacts: Chaplain, Counsellors, Deans, Tutors, and the Director of International and Student Exchanges. All matters will be dealt with sympathetically and in confidence. Each house runs their own focus group meetings, two to three times per term. These help the students interact and provide them with a sense of belonging. Boarders Forum: this forum represents each year level and gender each term to discuss relevant matters in boarding.

SAFE IN BOARDING There is zero tolerance to bullying at St Andrew’s College. The boarding houses operates Safe in Boarding procedures, similar to the Safe at StAC procedures in the day school. Issues which might arise at house staff level are resolved through restorative practice. More serious incidents warrant the student being placed on a ‘step’ (1–5) and will involve a restorative justice process run by the College Counsellor. The boarding culture is one in which students look out for each other, enjoy each other, and are considerate and respectful of each other.

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The safety and well-being of all boarding students is of primary concern to the College.

Purpose • to ensure the safety and well-being of students following admission to hospital for either illness or injury; • to ensure boarding staff function within their scope of practice/knowledge; • to enable clear communication between parents / caregivers and boarding staff regarding management of students’ illnesses or injuries.

Guidelines • all boarding students returning to the boarding house following discharge from hospital, for either illness or injury, must report to the Assistant House Manager. A medical certificate stating that the student has been cleared medically to return to school is required, as well as information regarding follow-up care or treatment. This must be given to the Assistant House Manager, who will forward it to the relevant House Manager and notify the Registered Nurse in the Health Centre; • boarding students who are not well enough to return to school following their illness or injury should be cared for by parents or caregivers, until they have been medically cleared to return to school; • Director of Boarding must be notified by the Assistant House Manager of all students returning to the boarding house following discharge from hospital. They will determine, based on the medical documentation, whether the student’s medical condition can be managed within the boarding house; • the College Registered Nurse must be informed of all boarding students who have been hospitalised for either illness or injury outside of her normal working hours, be given a copy of the incident report (if the incident happened on site), along with any other relevant medical information.


MEDICAL INCIDENTS All medical related incidents are recorded on College Student Management Systems.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING The Health Centre provides a professional health service to the boarding community, and aims to remove or minimise health-related barriers to learning, individual development and personal well-being, and to promote a healthy way of life. Our College Registered Nurse, is at the Centre during school hours, with coverage from the Assistant House Manager outside of school hours. We can also arrange appointments with a general practitioner, physiotherapist, and other specialists when necessary. Boarding students may present with their concerns before school, during interval or lunch, or after school, unless there is an emergency. If a boarding student is unwell prior to school starting, they should inform their Assistant House Manager. When students with particular health or special needs are identified, a suitable course of action or treatment is designed in collaboration with parents, health professionals and any relevant staff members. In the case of a medical emergency, the boarding houses will take advice from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. All medication is administered by the College Nurse or Assistant House Manager out of hours. We request that you keep all medical details up to date via the ‘Details’ Section of the online Community Portal. This includes Panadol and Nurofen. It is necessary that all students have a Christchurch based family member, friend or Caregiver with whom they can stay at short notice, due to an emergency situation / illness. We offer a wide range of services appropriate to the age of our students, including: • first aid; • administration of prescribed medications; • assessment and treatment of accidents /injuries/ illnesses; • referrals to other agencies as required; • nutritional advice; • asthma support;

• diabetes support; • advice and support on sexual health issues; • support for addiction problems, such as smoking. College Nurse: Monday to Friday 8.00am–4.15pm Ph: +64 3 940 2040 +64 29 2004 189 College Doctors: Normans Road Medical Centre Physiotherapist: Monday 8.30am–4.00pm (by appointment)

Wednesday and Friday 12.40pm–4.00pm (by appointment)

BOARDERS’ REFERENCE GROUP This group is made up of boarding parents and represents a wide geographical mix. The group meets to discuss boarding matters with management, and serves as a further point of communication between the College and our boarding families.

CHAPEL Boarders’ chapel services are an important part of the term, where we pray and celebrate together. All students attend a weekly daytime chapel service and three boarders’ chapel services each term. The dates of these services can be found on the Term Fixtures online calendar. The College chaplaincy team run these services. Students are required to wear appropriate smart casual dress or full school uniform.

CO-CURRICULAR LIFE Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and cultural activities at St Andrew’s College. These activities give students the chance to discover their potential, explore particular areas of interest and strive for excellence. This is also an ideal way to make new friends and use leisure time constructively.

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services, toiletries for boarding students, bags, phone cards, leaver’s rings and StAC branded merchandise.

College Operations

COLLEGE FACILITIES ACCESS

The College Shop is open from 8.00am until 4.30pm on weekdays and opens with reduced hours throughout all holiday periods. Payment for uniforms may be made by cash, cheque or credit card. No EFTPOS facility is available at this time. Once a student has started at the College, any shop purchases may be disbursed to the student’s account.

Boarders have access to all College facilities, including the Gymnasium, The Green Library and Innovation Centre and music facilities, provided supervision is available and access has been approved.

For further information please contact the College Shop at shop@stac.school.nz or +64 3 940 2032.

BANKING AND POCKET MONEY

The St Andrew’s uniform is only available from the College Shop. Please see ‘Uniform and Clothing Requirements’ on page 14.

Boarders are responsible for their own banking and financial arrangements. We recommend that all students have their own EFTPOS card, and that they do not carry more than $20.00 cash at a time.

All stationery items are available from the shop and costs will be disbursed directly to student’s account. Students will purchase their stationery needs for the year from the shop in tutor groups.

SECOND-HAND UNIFORM SHOP CATERING Our catering staff aim to help boarders develop good eating habits, by providing a healthy and balanced selection of food for growing and active young men and women. Suppers are provided and extra snack food is available on request to the Assistant House Managers. If you would like to discuss your son’s or daughter’s special dietary needs and nutritional requirements, such as allergies, please do not hesitate to contact the Assistant House Manager who will communicate their needs with our Catering Manager.

COLLEGE SHOP The College Shop – Thistles, is located next to the Normans Road carpark, adjacent to the Senior College, and supplies all items of College and sports uniforms (except shoes) for girls and boys at all levels; all stationery required for study; and a wide range of general supplies and services including dry cleaning, clothes alterations, postal

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The Second-hand Uniform Shop, run by the PTA, is open Tuesday and Thursday 3.00pm–4.00pm, also located next to the Normans Road carpark, adjacent to the Senior College.

COMMUNICATIONS We realise how important it is for our boarders’ parents to keep in touch with what is happening at school, both inside and outside the classroom. We therefore maintain a strong line of communication between College and home with regular email updates from the Director of Boarding. The following publications are mailed or emailed to parents and are also available on the intranet, with the exception of the Collegian. Visit the intranet (intranet.stac.school.nz) for copies of all publications, College policies and forms, term dates and fixtures.


On Strowan The Secondary School bulletin is published approximately every five weeks during term time. It is emailed to all parents / caregivers and can also be accessed on the College intranet. On Strowan focuses on current issues and common themes from across the Secondary School. Each issue contains messages from the Rector, Head of Secondary School, Head of Senior College, Head of Middle School, Head of Co-curricular and Chaplain.

on the intranet. A username and password is provided for each student, which must not be shared. Wireless access is available to students with laptops at various locations within the campus, and within the common room areas of the boarding houses. Students are allocated a reasonable number of print credits each year. When these are exhausted, students must pay for additional printing. Internet traffic is filtered and logged.

Regulus Three times a year the Rector publishes her own magazine, Regulus. This is an in-depth look at what has been happening in the College with respect to our strategic priorities, and a celebration of outstanding achievements from around the College community. The first issue for 2019 will be mailed to you in May. Collegian

Collegian is our annual record of College life at all levels, and celebrates the achievements of our staff and students in the academic and co-curricular arenas.

DISCIPLINE Discipline in the boarding house is based on respect for one another. The nature of any disciplinary action undertaken will depend on the severity of the offence. There is a five level disciplinary system in which a student can fall into, should they break house and school guidelines and procedures. If the offence is serious, or a student is consistently failing to meet all obligations, parents will be notified and may be invited to discuss the situation with the following staff members:

Rector’s Comment

(Level 1) House Manager

Each Friday during term time, a Rector’s Comment is sent out via email, summarising the key news achievements and highlights of the week.

(Level 2) Director of Boarding (Level 3) Head of Values and Culture (Level 4) Head of Secondary School (Level 5) Rector

Social Media The College has several social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (photos) and YouTube. Parents can access these channels from the website or intranet by clicking on the relevant icons. Photos and videos are regularly updated to these channels showcasing life at St Andrew’s College.

DRUGS, TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL Smoking, vaping, drinking alcohol and drug taking are strictly forbidden in the boarding houses. For further information on the College’s policies on these matters, please consult the Senior College or Middle School handbooks.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY All students are required to consent to and abide by the College Cybersafety Use Agreement, which covers access and use of College ICT facilities. The full Cybersafety Use Agreement can be found

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College Operations

DAILY ROUTINES Monday to Friday 7.00am

Tutor wake-up call.

7.00am–8.15am

Breakfast.

7.45am

Students who are feeling unwell should advise the tutors / Assistant House Managers on waking.

8.00am

Room inspection as per individual house routine. Students’ uniforms must be neatly presented and shoes clean. Beds are to be neatly made. Windows and curtains should be left open, and students must check that they have turned off all lights and electrical appliances. The rubbish bin should be emptied, and the floor cleared of all clothing and rubbish.

Leave during the School Day Assistant House Managers must be informed by boarders each morning regarding leave and medical appointments outside school. Students sign out either at the Middle School or Senior College receptions. The College Nurse will be notified when a student has a health related appointment by the Assistant House Manager for any follow-up which may be necessary. 8.25am

All students attend tutor group meetings / assembly.

10.35am INTERVAL

Boarders are served morning tea.

12.35pm LUNCH

Lunch for all students. All students must wear full uniform and blazers to lunch. House Managers are responsible for supervision during this time.

AFTER SCHOOL

Years 9–13 students may sign out with the Assistant House Manager for shopping. (Monday to Friday, students must be in uniform for after-school leave. If students are going on weekend leave they may wear mufti to their destination.)

Correct school uniform must be worn from Monday to Friday for leave, unless approved by House Manager. Shopping leave is destination-specific, and is normally permitted to Normans Road, Northlands or Merivale Malls. Students will be permitted to go to other venues at the discretion of the boarding staff. Students must sign themselves back in. All visitors, other than parents, are to leave the grounds at 5.15pm. All leave which finishes after 5.15pm requires approval from an Assistant House Manager or House Manager. 5.15pm DINNER

Dinner until 6.00pm. Late meals can be arranged by the students with the Catering Staff. Requests by 4.45pm.

Duty Staff: Tutors, Assistant House Managers and the House Managers are responsible for supervision during this time. Suppers for each house are provided.

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Prep Routines (For further information see under ‘Prep Routines’ on page 11). Prep is supervised between 6.00pm–8.30pm. A minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes will be allocated for Prep, however times vary for each year group. Years 9–11

Students go to designated classrooms where a roll will be taken.

Years 12–13

As per individual house routines.

After Prep Years 9–11

Prep finishes.

Year 11

May take leave to Normans Road shops or to McDonalds in groups from 8.00pm–8.30pm. Once per week, summer (Terms 1 and 4) only.

Years 12–13

May take leave with duty staff permission, and must return by 9.00pm in the winter and 9.30pm in the summer. This leave is usually to local eateries. Senior students may go for an evening run (in pairs) only if they have the appropriate reflective gear.

Bedtimes Students are to be in bed with lights out at the following times or according to individual House routine. The bed call will be given 15 minutes before bedtime. Students may read using reading lamps according to individual House policy. Students should have ready access to footwear and a warm jacket in case of emergency evacuation. 9.15pm

Year 9 students start bedtime routine by 9.00pm with the lights out at 9.30pm.

9.30pm

Year 10 students start bedtime routine by 9.30pm with lights out at 9.45pm.

9.45pm

Year 11 students start bedtime routine by 9.45pm with lights out by 10.00pm.

10.00pm

Years 12–13 students in residence.

10.30pm

All senior students must be in their own rooms by 10.30pm.

Friday Routines 6.30pm

Roll check and evening instructions. All year group bedtimes at staff discretion. Years 12–13 students may take evening leave as per House routine. This leave finishes at 10.30pm.

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Saturday Routines 8.00am

Duty staff are available to sign students out for early sport leave and to dine with students at 8.30am. All duty staff meet in Dining Room for weekend activities and information.

7.00am–9.30am

7.00am–8.00am: Continental Breakfast. 8.00am–9.30am: Continental Breakfast and cooked. Students can make their own cut lunches (up until 9.50am)

9.00am

Organised sport leave is signed out by the tutor. Sport leave information should include name of team and coach. Unwell students are to report to the Assistant House Manager.

10.30am–11.00am

House inspection for room tidiness, beds made, etc.

10.00am–5.30pm

Students may take leave as follows: Years 9–11 students may sign out with tutors for a maximum of two hours. Years 12–13 students may sign out with tutors for a maximum of four hours. Leave in excess of four hours requires the permission of House Manager. Any leave which has a return after 5.30pm must be approved by the House Manager.

5.15pm

Dinner.

6.00pm

Year 11 students may go out to activities such as ten pin bowling, ice skating, speedway or the movies. This leave must be approved by the House Manager by 1.00pm. Students must return by 10.30pm. Students must go in groups and transport must be by approved means.

7.00pm

Years 12–13 students apply to tutors for ‘privilege’ leave to movies, or to friends’ houses (full contact details must be supplied). Transport must be by approved means. No alcohol is to be consumed while on boarding house leave.

8.30pm

Visitors other than parents are to leave by 8.30pm or at the house staff’s discretion. Years 9–11 10.00pm bedtimes for all year groups are at staff discretion.

11.30pm

Years 12–13 students return from ‘privilege’ leave and sign in.

11.45pm

Bed and roll checks are completed, the doors locked and the House Manager contacted if any students are unaccounted for.

Sunday Routines Duty staff are available to sign students out for early sport leave. In winter, ski trips are undertaken.

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7.00am–10.00am

Breakfast.

10.00am–11.30am

Brunch.

11.00am

House inspection and roll check carried out as per house routine.

10.00am–5.30pm

Students may take leave as follows at the discretion of house staff: Years 9–11 students may sign out with tutors for a maximum of two hours. Years 12–13 students may sign out with tutors for a maximum of four hours. Leave in excess of four hours requires the permission of the House Manager. Any leave which has a return after 5.30pm must be approved by the House Manager.

5.15pm–6.00pm

Dinner.

9.00pm

All leave finishes at 9.00pm unless otherwise approved. Roll is taken and students are accounted for by tutor. Bedtimes and shut down of houses as per weekday routine.


PREP ROUTINES

MEALTIMES

Prep is to be a productive work period for which absolute silence and minimum of movement is permitted. All work during this time must relate to the student’s particular academic programme. Frequent non-performance during this time will be reported to the House Manager, form tutor or year group Dean. Students must behave with courtesy while working, so that they do not disturb other students.

We expect all students to behave with courtesy at mealtimes. This applies to table manners and to their interactions with other students and staff. When you have a large group of people living together it is necessary to have an orderly system. Late or early meals can be arranged on request, with student responsibility to order.

When onsite, students are encouraged to watch the TV news before Prep, in the TV room. Students may also watch special news programmes, at staff discretion, but will not be permitted to receive or make phone calls during Prep. During Prep students are only permitted to move when seeking assistance from each other or staff for homework purposes only. This homework consultation must not be loud or disruptive. In addition to our usual Prep rooms, the Library and Computer Suite are also open. Extra staff come in each evening to supervise and help students in these areas.

BREAKFAST Weekdays 7.00am–8.15am Saturday

7.00am–9.30am

7.00am–8.00am (Continental) 8.00am–9.30am (Cooked)

Sunday 8.00am–10.00am (Continental) 10.00am–11.30am (Brunch) * These times are subject to change.

LUNCH Weekdays

12.35pm–1.00pm

Saturday

Packed lunch available up to 9.50am

Sunday 10.00am–11.30am (Brunch) DINNER Weekdays

5.15pm–6.00pm

Weekends

5.15pm–6.00pm Late dinner available

If a boarder requires a packed lunch for a sporting or school day trip, this is arranged through the tutor, coach, manager or Teacher-in-charge at least the day before.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

TERM DATES 2019

House Tutors

Term 1: Year 9 Years 10–13 Term 1 ends

Wednesday 30 January Thursday 31 January Friday 5 April

(Holidays: Monday 8 April – Monday 29 April) THREE WEEKS

Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Friday 5 July (Holidays: Monday 8 July – Monday 22 July) TWO WEEKS

Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September (Holidays: Monday 30 September – Friday 18 October) THREE WEEKS

Term 4: Monday 21 October – Wednesday 4 December

Our boarding house tutors assist House Managers with a number of daily activities including wake-up, Prep, bedtime and social /weekend activities. As young adults, the tutors are a great source of encouragement and support for both boarders and management. BOARDING HOUSES

Director of Boarding

Mr Matt Parr MPA@stac.school.nz

+64 21 460 673

MACGIBBON HOUSE

House Manager

Mr Struan George SGE@stac.school.nz

+64 27 3342 283

Assistant House Manager

Mrs Lisa Laughlin LCA@stac.school.nz

+64 21 307 313

+64 27 4513 720

(Holidays: Thursday 5 December – January) RUTHERFORD HOUSE

House Manager

EMERGENCIES Emergency procedures are discussed regularly by house staff. In the case of a civil defence emergency, all students will remain at the College until their parents can be contacted to arrange to have them transported home safely. In the case of a medical emergency, such as a pandemic, the Board of Governors will determine whether to close either the entire College or boarding house, based on their assessment of the danger to the physical well-being of the College community. Emergency information regarding evacuations in the case of an earthquake can be found on the homepage of the College intranet.

STUDENT ABSENCE Parents / caregivers are required to contact the Attendance Office on +64 3 940 2031 or email attendance@stac.school.nz plus notify house staff if students are not returning to boarding due to illness / family related reasons; contact details can be found opposite.

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Mr Ian White IWH@stac.school.nz Assistant House Manager

Mrs Maxine Shepherd MSP@stac.school.nz

+64 21 863 383

THOMPSON HOUSE

House Manager

Mrs Jo Morrow JMO@stac.school.nz

+64 21 307 303

Mr Paul Morrow PMO@stac.school.nz

+62 21 0253 9085

Assistant House Manager

Ms Jo Ah Kuoi JAH@stac.school.nz

+64 21 307 365

OTHER HELPFUL CONTACTS

+64 3 940 2040 +64 29 2004 189

Custodian

+64 29 2056 588

Sewing/ Laundry

+64 3 940 4096

Attendance

+64 3 940 2031

Health Centre – Direct Line


HANDBOOKS To help you understand every aspect of life at St Andrew’s College, you will be sent a handbook relating to the section of the school your child is in. Our Senior College and Middle School handbooks outline all major policies and procedures, and also explain academic life in detail. Middle School Handbook: stac.nz/MiddleSchoolHandbook2019 Senior College Handbook: stac.nz/SeniorCollegeHandbook2019

THE GREEN LIBRARY AND INNOVATION CENTRE Students are encouraged to use The Green Library and Innovation Centre for study, research and leisure. The library holds a wide selection of resources, including print and digital materials, with an innovation space used both for curriculum and personal projects.

such as clocks, radios, iPods and computers. As space is limited, we recommend that only small units are brought to school. Volume must always be kept to a reasonable level, out of consideration for other students and staff. Televisions are not permitted.

LEAVE For full details on our procedures regarding leave for boarders, please see pages 17–19 of this handbook.

MAIL Mail is collected daily by the Assistant House Manager and delivered to the relevant house for student collection.

SEWING SERVICE / LAUNDRY Hours: 7.30am–1.30pm, Monday to Friday

Hours: Monday–Friday: Saturday–Sunday:

8.00am–5.00pm Closed

POLICE VETTING All staff have been police vetted, and all hold current First Aid certificates.

VISITORS All visitors must report to duty staff and respect the privacy of students.

SECURITY We do not accept responsibility for the security of students’ personal possessions. Students provide their own padlocks for wardrobes. All clothing and possessions must be named and serial numbers of appliances should be given to staff. Personal household insurance covering students away from home is recommended. Students may bring items

We have a very dedicated and committed laundry/ sewing team who are responsible for students’ laundry. Dry cleaning services are available through the College Shop. For laundry purposes, all articles of clothing must be marked with the owner’s name. Name tags should be machine stitched to the garment in the centre for easy identification, with the exception of socks, which should have name tapes sewn on vertically. Include the year group number on the tag (e.g. ‘19’ for a Year 9 boarder beginning in 2019). No iron-on labels please. The sewing service is available for all naming and repairs of clothing. We suggest that you order an extra roll of name tags for the laundry staff, as they have kindly offered to name new items as purchased. Please contact the Assistant House Managers or laundry staff if you are aware of a missing item of clothing. The importance of named clothing is paramount! It is most important that all student clothing items are named. If un-named unfortunately, there is no way of returning clothing items to each student.

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STUDENT INFORMATION AND CONSENTS By the beginning of Term 1, all parents / caregivers of boarding students will need to have provided the College with a number of consents and confirmation of information held. This information can all be submitted online by a parent or caregiver and includes: Boarding House Activities consent Boarding Leave consent Termination of Boarding agreement

Students are encouraged to use public transport where available and practical. Buses are handy and taxi chits are available for boarders travelling outside school. The cost will be disbursed. Students may not hitch-hike or be transported by a person with a restricted licence. A plain, functional bicycle without sophisticated extras is recommended. A locking chain is essential and a safety helmet is required by New Zealand law. During holidays, bicycles may be left at the College at the owner’s risk.

Administration of Medication Boarding House Transport Vehicle Use Application Form To provide this Boarding information please visit: stac.nz/BoardingForms

UNIFORM AND CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS Please refer to the Middle School or Senior College Handbook for uniform requirements. It is essential to have sufficient uniform items to allow time for laundering. Additional Requirements

TRANSPORTATION POLICY Parents and caregivers are required to provide authorisation for a student to travel with or transport other students or adults while at the College. This consent will be required each year and is sought via the online Community Portal. In addition, all nominated drivers must be added as ‘Hosts’ within the Boarding Student Management System – REACH. This information will be communicated from the Director of Boarding, Matt Parr. It is a privilege, not a right, for students to bring a car to College. We do not encourage it. Cars driven by students must be registered, insured and have a current Warrant of Fitness. Drivers must have a full New Zealand licence. Only Year 13 students, on a full licence who wish to have a car at school are to complete an onine application form, to apply for permission. We appreciate parents’ support in discouraging students from bringing a car to school unless it is absolutely necessary. Year 12 students are not permitted to have a car at the College.

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• 3 bath towels; • 1 swimming towel; • shoe cleaning kit; • laundry basket – Thompson House; • named zip-up laundry bag for delicates (girls only); • 6 coat hangers; • toilet bag and toiletries; • tissues; • swimming togs; • sun hat / cap; • mufti clothes (for boys, this must include a shirt with a collar and long pants / smart dress jeans for chapel); • underwear; • thermal underwear (white only with uniform); • dressing gown / robe (optional); • pyjamas / nightwear; • slippers (optional); • small padlock for wardrobe door.


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College Operations

LEAVE PROCEDURES Years 9–10 • leave within the College grounds is recorded in ‘quick leave’ within the Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • all leave outside the College grounds is recorded within the ‘approved leave’ Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • students must sign out and sign back in from all leave with staff; • if a student’s leave requirement changes while on leave, particularly the return time, it is their responsibility to contact the appropriate staff member on duty and advise of the change and acquire appropriate permission. Do not ask another student to do this on your behalf!

Description

Authorised by

After School

Sport. Shopping to 4.45pm. (1 × Year 9 per week, 2 × Year 10 per week) Northlands / Merivale /Normans Road.

After Prep

No leave granted (see notes Years 11–13).

Evening Leave

Applied for by 1.00pm on the day leave is required (rule waived if parents request leave after this time).

House Manager

Concludes at 9.00pm, unless otherwise approved. Leave must not be taken until authorised.

Assistant House Manager

Applied for by 9.30pm Wednesday through the online Reach Boarding System by parents or students.

Assistant House Manager

(Tea Leave)

Weekend Leave

Assistant House Manager

All overnight leave must be approved by the House Manager. Weekend / overnight leave is only granted with parental permission and confirmation of details from the host family. Leave can be to an authorised host family as noted on a student’s file, or by parental approval via phone or email. A breach of these rules will result in a house gating.

Description

Daily Leave

Up to two hours. Over two hours (return by 5.30pm).

Tutor House Manager

Friday Night

As per weekday evening leave rules. Years 9–11 host family or parents on approved activity or outing.

House Manager

Saturday Night

No leave granted.

Sunday

All weekend leave concludes at 9.00pm.

NOTE: Leave is at the discretion of the boarding staff.

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Authorised by


Year 11 • leave within the College grounds is recorded in ‘quick leave’ within the Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • all leave outside the College grounds is recorded within the ‘approved leave’ Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • students must sign out and sign back in from all leave with staff; • if a student’s leave requirement changes while on leave, particularly the return time, it is their responsibility to contact the appropriate staff member on duty and advise of the change and acquire appropriate permission. Do not ask another student to do this on your behalf!

Description

Authorised by

After School

Sport. Shopping to 4.45pm. (2 × per week) Northlands / Merivale / Normans Road.

Sign themselves out

After Prep

Normans Road / Merivale (8.00pm–8.30pm).

Tutor

1 per week – Terms 1 and 4 only. No individuals – groups only. Weather permitting. Evening Leave (Tea Leave)

Weekend Leave

Applied for by 1.00pm on the day leave is required (rule waived if parents request leave after this time).

House Manager

Concludes at 9.00pm, unless otherwise approved. Leave must not be taken until authorised.

Assistant House Manager

Applied for by 9.30pm Wednesday through the online Reach Boarding System by parents or students.

Assistant House Manager

All overnight leave must be approved by the House Manager. Weekend / overnight leave is only granted with parental permission and confirmation of details from the host family. Leave can be to an authorised host family as noted on a student’s file, or by parental approval via phone or email. A breach of these rules will result in a house gating.

Description

Authorised by

Daily Leave

Up to two hours. Over two hours (return by 5.30pm).

Tutor House Manager

Friday Night

As per weekday evening leave rules. Years 9–11 host family or parents on approved activity or outing.

House Manager

Saturday Night

Movies or group activity. Transport by taxi only (return by 10.30pm).

House Manager

Sunday

All weekend leave concludes at 9.00pm.

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Years 12–13 • leave within the College grounds is recorded in ‘quick leave’ within the Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • all leave outside the College grounds is recorded within the ‘approved leave’ Boarding Students Management System – REACH; • students must sign out and sign back in from all leave with staff; • if a student’s leave requirement changes while on leave, particularly the return time, it is their responsibility to contact the appropriate staff member on duty and advise of the change and acquire appropriate permission. Do not ask another student to do this on your behalf!

Description

After School

Sport.

After Prep

Authorised by

Shopping.

Reach or Assistant House Manager

30 minutes leave (weather permitting) to local eateries.

Tutor

No individuals – groups only. Leave is at staff discretion. Concludes at 9.30pm in summer and 9.00pm in winter. Evening Leave (Tea Leave)

Weekend Leave

Applied for by 1.00pm on the day leave is required (rule waived if parents request leave after this time).

House Manager

Concludes at 9.00pm, unless otherwise approved. Leave must not be taken until authorised.

Assistant House Manager

Applied for by 9.30pm Wednesday through the online Reach Boarding System by parents or students.

Assistant House Manager

All overnight leave must be approved by the House Manager. Weekend / overnight leave is only granted with parental permission and confirmation of details from the host family. Leave can be to an authorised host family as noted on a student’s file, or by parental approval via phone or email. A breach of these rules will result in a house gating.

Description

Authorised by

Daily Leave

Up to four hours. Over four hours (concludes at 5.30pm).

Tutor House Manager

Friday Night

As per weekday evening leave rules (concludes at 10.30pm).

Tutor House Manager

Saturday Night

‘Privilege Leave’ from after Dinner until 11.30pm, to movies, friends’ houses etc. Transport by approved means.

Tutor House Manager

Sunday

All weekend leave concludes at 9.00pm.

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Boarding Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of Boarding life...

Boarding Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of Boarding life...